Forsyth recital to be held Feb. 2


Saxophonist Paul Forsyth will present a recital Friday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Forsyth will be accompanied by pianist Chialing Hsieh.

The recital will feature works by Henry Tomasi, William Albright and Astor Piazzolla.

Equally adept at both the classical and jazz repertoire, Forsyth has performed recitals and taught masterclasses at numerous concert halls, universities, and conferences around the world. Forsyth has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, World Saxophone Congresses, John Donald Robb Composer Symposiums, and International Saxophone Symposiums. He has been instrumental in commissioning several new works for solo saxophone, saxophone quartet and saxophone/oboe duo. As a top-call saxophonist in northern Louisiana, he has performed with such performers as Regis Philbin, Lew Soloff, the Temptations and Bobby Vinton. In 2012, Paul Forsyth was named the Collegiate Division Chairman of the Louisiana Association for Jazz Education (LAJE).

Forsyth joined the faculty of Northwestern State in 2007. He has been on the faculties of Albion College, Spring Arbor University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in saxophone performance from Michigan State University and his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Tennessee.

Forsyth is a member of two renowned chamber ensembles, the Three Reeds Duo and the Iridium Quartet.

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